THE NAKED KING

Based on Hans Christian Andersen tale “King’s New Clothes”.

This performance for children is a contemporary staging of the tale. Performance will transfer spectators to the kingdom full of colourful and stylish inhabitants, while meeting with a King is only possible via video call. Although the King has more clothes then there are inhabitants in whole kingdom, nothing satisfies him. Concerned public and fearful ministers embark on a journey to find most wonderful clothes.

Only one question – how many of attendees will be able to see new king’s clothes. H. C. Andersen’s fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” speaks about moral dilemma – say the truth or lie? This author’s idea is not forgotten by Klaipėda Youth Theatre as they choose contemporary elements, that enrich performance’s forma and transforms story into playful and captivating performance. Urge to be yourself and say only things that you believe in will be activated after seeing this comically absurd story.

Director: Valentinas Masalskis

Scenographer: Paulė Bocullaitė

Music: Gytis Šimelionis

Video projections: Paulė Bocullaitė, Artūras Lepiochinas, Tomas Jurginas

Lights: Artūras Lepiochinas

Cast: Gytis Šimelionis, Paulius Pinigis, Donatas Želvys, Donatas Stakėnas (Gediminas Povilavičius), Artūras Lepiochinas (Kristupas Biržietis), Laima Akstinaitė, Rugilė Latvėnaitė

Duration: 35 min

Premiere: December 17, 2017